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Where did the German Amstutz family come from? What is the German Amstutz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Amstutz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Amstutz family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Amstel, Amstall, Amsler, Amsteller, Amstellen, Amstelern, Amsten, Amstahl, Amstaal and many more.

First found in Germany, where the name Amstutz came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amstutz research. Another 185 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 176 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Amstutz History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Amstutz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amstutz Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • David Amstutz, who landed in South Carolina in 1748

Amstutz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Amstutz, who came to Pennsylvania in 1818
  • Benjamin Amstutz, who came to America in 1871
  • Rudolph Amstutz, who arrived in Iowa in 1882
  • Rudolf Amstutz, who landed in Iowa in 1886


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  8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  11. ...

The Amstutz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amstutz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 January 2014 at 10:50.

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